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Old March 30, 2011, 07:32 AM
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Default New Gaming Rig ($1,200-$1,500)

A few years back I came here to ask for build advice and got terrific help (which I really appreciated). Hoping for more of the same so away we go...

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming/TV/Movies/Excel, word, access etc.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
$1,200 CDN to $1,500 CDN Max. Prefer to stay closer to $1,200 if possible.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada.

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
Intel/nVidia/Western Digital/Coolermaster Cases/Corsair PSU

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Nope.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
Yes.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Yes to overclocking, if it's made easy.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Soon as possible.

9. What resolution do you use?
Currently 1024x768 but have to buy a new monitor (preferably 22inch to 24inch) with this build.

Need all the parts with this one:
CPU/MoBo/GPU/HDD/RAM/Case/Monitor/PSU/Keyboard/Mouse/OS
Interested in SLIing in the future.


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Old March 30, 2011, 10:55 AM
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2500k+ your choise of b3 stepping mobo from giga,asus. you dont need to spend a fortune on the mobo. 150-200
is a good range. if you go asus, maybe the sabertooth? ud3/4 for giga.

ram,gskill ?
gpu,6950 2gb for ati gtx 560/570 for nv.
haf 912/922 for case
sammy f3/wd black for hdd
psu,seasonic or seasonic made(corsair,antec..)
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Old March 30, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Current pricing at NCIX, check newegg and direct canada for price matches on everything.

8GB RAM, Mushkin Stiletto $83
2500k $238
ASUS P8P67 or Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 $200
GTX 560 Ti $250
Corsair TX750W $90

That give you the main parts for $860. Add whatever HD, DVD drive, case, monitor and so on on top of that. With the above you will be able to get a very nice oc with very minimal effort.
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Old March 30, 2011, 01:04 PM
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For monitor I have 2 of this one and they are excellent for the price.

NCIX.com - Buy BenQ V2410 24IN LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 5000000:1 Black HDMI - BenQ - V2410 - in Canada

Cant go wrong with 24 inch led for $175.
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Old March 31, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for the responses guys, appreciate it. Eldonko, would the 750W power supply be sufficient if I ended up SLI'ing the 560Ti?
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Should be ok yeah but if you plan on going SLI I wouldnt skimp on the PSU. Grab the 850W, the new one V2. Price matched it from DC and it is only $123. Great deal for an excellent PSU.

Corsair TX850 V2 850W ATX 12V Single Rail 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze - DirectCanada

Any more questions just ask.

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Old March 31, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Thank you!
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Old March 31, 2011, 08:49 AM
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I would go for the 750W instead as 750W is more than enough for a GTX560 dual SLi. For a 850W you could even do a GTX580 SLi stock. If the price difference between the 750W and 850W is not much and you're willing to pay for it then get the 850W, else you can save a few bucks with the 750W.
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Old March 31, 2011, 09:04 AM
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Ok thanks DMA. Any recommendations when it comes to HDD's?
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i would go for the wd black, 640/1gb depending on how much space you actually need for your os drive.

or a smaller ssd and a 2tb wd green for storage?
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